Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Weekend Contributor
Frank Dean Lucas, a Republican, is the U.S. Representative for Oklahoma’s 3rd congressional district. Prior to representing the 3rd district, he served the 6th district from 1994 to 2003. Lucas currently chairs the House Committee on Agriculture. He also serves on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Last Tuesday, Rep. Lucas won his Republican primary easily—garnering more than 80% of the vote. His primary opponent Timothy Ray Murray—who received only 5.2% of the vote—is planning to contest the election. Murray’s reason for contesting the election: He claims that Lucas was executed three years ago by the World Court and that the Congressman has been replaced by a body double. Murray even suggested on his campaign website that the “Frank Lucas” who bested him in the primary might be an artificial look alike or a man-made replacement.
In a press release posted on his website, Murray wrote, “The election for U.S. House for Oklahoma’s 3rd District will be contested by the Candidate, Timothy Ray Murray. I will be stating that his votes are switched with Rep. Lucas votes, because it is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and has been displayed by a look alike.”
From Murray’s website:
I, Timothy Ray Murray, am a human, born in Oklahoma, and obtained and continue to fully meet the requirements to serve as U.S. Representative when honored to so. I will never use a look alike to replace my (The Office’s) message to you or to anyone else, as both the other Republican Challengers have. Rep. Frank Lucas, and a few other Oklahoma and other States’ Congressional Members were depicted as being executed by The World Court on or about Jan. 11, 2011 in Southern Ukraine. On television they were depicted as being executed by the hanging about the neck until death on a white stage and in front of witnesses. Other now current Members of Congress have shared those facts on television also. We know that it is possible to use look alike artificial or manmade replacements, however Rep. Lucas was not eligible to serve as a Congressional Member after that time.
In a telephone conversation with Jaime Fuller of the Washington Post, Keith Gaddie at the University of Oklahoma said, “A lot of stupid things happen in Oklahoma politics, but this may be the stupidest I’ve ever heard. Welcome to Oklahoma.” (Note: Gaddie asked Fuller to make sure that the word “stupid” appeared in his quote.)
More “stupid” from Murray’s website:
As your Ambassador, Hon. Timothy Ray Murray, for The People of The United States, I have:
* Requested and obtained in 2013, Protection from partial or whole life placement on Starship without the knowledge and or will of any person(s) on Earth or in Space, and the storage of partial human size life on Earth or in this Solar system. This matter is sealed with The People, The U.S. President, and The U.S. Supreme Court.
Talking Points Memo reported that Murray had previously challenged Lucas in 2012—while running as a Democrat.
I’m wondering about the 5.2% of the Oklahoma electorate who voted for this crackpot.
Primary Challenger Says GOP Rep. Was Executed, Replaced By Body Double (Talking Points Memo)
GOP Candidate Charges Opponent Is Dead, Represented By A Body Double (Huffington Post)
Oklahoma Republican Claims His Opponent Is A ‘Robot Look-Alike’ (Business Insider)
The Last Honest Man In Oklahoma (Esquire)
Frank Lucas (Wikipedia)
The Manchurian candidate….of Oklahoma? (Washington Post)
Timothy Ray Murray’s Website
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